Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award.
His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.
Gareth lives in the Washington DC area.
Books in order of publication:
King Lear – 2007
Beowulf – 2007
The Merchant of Venice: A Graphic Novel – 2008
The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel – 2010
Romeo and Juliet – 2013
Macbeth – 2015
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – 2017
The Iliad – 2019